Tempranillo Estate 2008 Magnum

Tempranillo Estate 2008 Magnum

Winemaker Notes

The twelfth release of our flagship Tempranillo continues the tradition of quality and excellence expected from our estate’s terroir. The penetrating color and compelling aromas allude to the intensity of flavors that follow. Rich black fruits, savory spice, and well defined tannins unfold on the palate in velvety layers that continue through the long finish. This wine will improve for the next eight to ten years and offer a long plateau of maturity. Pairings include a chicken and chorizo paella.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:   30 September; 1, 2, 5, 8, 18 October 2008
At harvest:  Sugar; 24.1° brix   pH; 3.63    TA; 5.46 grams/liter
Cooperage:  French (100%), 31% new, 38% 2-yr old
Alcohol:  13.6% by volume
Case Production:  518 (750 mL)